Date Created: April, 2015
Materials: Uni-Pin Fineliners & Photoshop CS6
‘Never Forget’ is a design created for Kickstarter backers who have been rewarded with a postcard. It will also be on sale later in the year on my Etsy and convention stalls, once all backers have received theirs. It was inspired by the many animals who are still mistreated in circuses all over the world, hence why the elephant’s trunk is down (an artistic symbol of mourning) and crying. I remember when I was very young my brother and I actually rode an elephant in a circus (I must have been about 4) and while this is still quite a beautiful memory for me as I actually got to see such an amazing animal up close, it is tainted now that I am older and more aware by the sadness of these giant creatures being confined to tents and travel boxes rather than living happily in a wild open space.
Cirque Du Mort and all of its characters are © Anastasia Catris 2014 onwards.